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Monarch - Never Forever (Profound Lore)

Monarch – Never Forever (Profound Lore)

Monarch sets new lows when it comes to depressive, harrowing doom. Often only sparsely populated with what you might dismissively call music and more often bordering on ambient ‘noise’, this is a band that is intense, emotionally testing but clearly rewarding for those willing to.. Read More
Hypnotic Drive – Full Throttle (S/T)

Hypnotic Drive – Full Throttle (S/T)

Five-year old French stoner quartet Hypnotic Drive have been banging out the power grooves since 2012. Think Clutch, Karma To Burn, Red Fang and you’ll get the picture. They don’t hold back and they make no excuses. Pushing the limiter from the outset, “Five Regrets”.. Read More
Worselder – Paradigms Lost (S/R)

Worselder – Paradigms Lost (S/R)

Groovers in the heart of the 90’s, well that strikes as a pretty good descriptive line to sum up this lot from the Pyrenees Mountain region of France. Just to clarify they play groove metal and it sounds very much like a lot of the.. Read More
The Necromancers - Servants Of The Salem Girl (Ripple Music)

The Necromancers – Servants Of The Salem Girl (Ripple Music)

The Necromancers will be a new name to many, but Ripple Music (home to plenty of top Doom, Stoner and Psych bands) are relishing the task of releasing this French outfits impressive debut. Another clue to their style is that they have recently been sharing.. Read More
Psychobolia – Chiaroscuro (Great Dane Records)

Psychobolia – Chiaroscuro (Great Dane Records)

This French band’s third album has caused me no end of consternation since I received it for review a while back, not because it is spectacular good or dreadful. The album title relates to the technique of applying light and shade to artwork which meant.. Read More
Esoctrilihum – Mystic Echo from a Funeral Dimension (I, Voidhanger)

Esoctrilihum – Mystic Echo from a Funeral Dimension (I, Voidhanger)

Esoctrilihum plays unholy music inspired by chaotic visions of an unknown dimension. Well, that’s what it says on this one Frenchman outfit’s site. Nothing is known about Asthâghul, Esoctrilihum’s sole member, but it doesn’t stop him having a web site. The track and indeed album.. Read More
Death Control - Awaiting Us All (Great Dane)

Death Control – Awaiting Us All (Great Dane)

Death Control, hailing from Lille in France have only been around for a handful of years. Forming in 2013 and their self-titled debut E.P following in 2015, the thrash-death outfit gained some recognition and have since pushed on, releasing their full length debut album earlier.. Read More
Darkenhöld – Memoria Sylvarum (SR)

Darkenhöld – Memoria Sylvarum (SR)

It’s been 3 years since we last heard from French medievalist troupe Darkenhold and no doubt they have been holed up in their castle walls constructing their newest opus and fourth full length album. It’s immediately striking too when you are drawn to the fabulous.. Read More
Les Chants Du Hasard – S/T (I, Voidhanger Records)

Les Chants Du Hasard – S/T (I, Voidhanger Records)

It has been an extremely long time since I’ve actively enjoyed listening to an album that contains no guitars, bass or drums. So long, in fact I cannot actually remember when it was. Well Hazard has changed that all on his own, primarily owing to.. Read More
Selcouth – Heart Is The Star of Chaos (I, Voidhanger Records)

Selcouth – Heart Is The Star of Chaos (I, Voidhanger Records)

Selcouth apparently is an adjective, which means strange, unusual and wondrous. The band, which is a collective of musicians from Finland, France, Spain, Russia and Argentina, most certainly got their name right. What I sensed here was an avant-garde artistic project. That description possibly equates.. Read More
Merrimack – Omegaphilia (Season Of Mist)

Merrimack – Omegaphilia (Season Of Mist)

I bought this French bands 2012 release “The Acausal Mass” on a whim and was very pleased that my gamble paid off as it was a fine display of vehement black metal done in a way that only the French can do. Stepping forward five.. Read More
Igorrr – Savage Sinusoid (Metal Blade)

Igorrr – Savage Sinusoid (Metal Blade)

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Igorrr, the one man band from France. With an early background in black and death metal, Igorrr aspires to “total music freedom” and has been active since 2005 in creating a hard-hitting experimental electro sound in the.. Read More